On Saturday evening during the Saints/49ers game we dined on the delicious hearty Chili that had basically cooked itself, with little help from me. Then came the game we in MA were waiting for - Tom vs. Tim! :) Sunday afternoon we were once again glued to our t.v. screen and also enjoying watching former BC Football players in the Divisional Playoffs. It's unusual for us to be just glued to the t.v. screen, but the Giants/Packers game took our attention. Dinner time rolled around - again. I was planning on a dish with chicken, but time just disappeared. Ah, fortunately in our fridge just waiting to be reheated for dinner - there it was - the extra delicious Chili!
This is a great meal to prep in a Slow Cooker or Crock Pot. My Slow Cooker has a nonstick surface, yet I do spray it lightly with PAM. I also brown the Ground Beef before placing it in the cooker's pot to reduce the fat content.
(Usually I place one veggie on the pot's bottom and then add the meat/chicken I am using.)
After watching all of the games and enjoying ALL of our Chili, there are no photos to share. I can share that Chili tastes wonderful on a frigid day and it's very easy to prep this family fave!
Slow Cooker Chili
1 to 1 and 1/4 lbs. Ground Beef
1 small Green Pepper, cut into small chunks
(1) 14.5 oz. can Diced Tomatoes, drained
(2) cans Red Kidney Beans (about 19 oz. each)
Chopped Onions (I use 1 Tablespoon dehydrated Onions.)
Chopped Parsley (I use 1 Tablespoon dehydrated Parsley.)
2 teaspoons Chili Powder, more if desired
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
(2) cans Tomato Sauce (15 oz. each)
- Spray nonstick cooking pot of Slow Cooker with PAM.
- Brown Ground Beef in a frying pan.
- Place Green Pepper chunks in cooking pot.
- Add browned Ground Beef.
- Add drained Diced Tomatoes.
- Drain Kidney Beans and rinse in cold water. Drain again.
- Place on top of Tomatoes.
- Sprinkle on desired amount of chopped Onions & chopped Parsley.
- Then, sprinkle Chili Powder, Garlic Powder & Oregano on top.
- Pour Tomato Sauce over top & spread.
- Place lid on top.
- Set temperature to High for 2 and 1/2 hours. Then, reduce to Medium for 1/2 hour.
- Stir before serving into bowls.
Do you Enjoy Chili?